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Bottling Up Green Nigerian Homes

Bottling Up Green Nigerian Homes | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

Cleaning up bottles that would otherwise be thrown away, giving people jobs, keeping kids off the street, and providing affordable housing.  How can the Nigerian government be denying that this is a good idea?

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World's Greenest Homes - Dome Home

The geodesic dome uses 60% less materials than a traditional box home, and this one is made of all natural materials.

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Beautiful Home Built From Recycled Materials | Science Hax

Beautiful Home Built From Recycled Materials | Science Hax | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

A brand new home built from all different old recycled materials.  

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Billy Nangle's comment, April 30, 2012 1:48 PM
Looks like a great idea!
Sam M's comment, April 30, 2012 6:24 PM
This was very interesting! I had no idea that recycled materials could be used in the creation of a home. The amount of creativity and imagination that went into building this house is unbelievable and effective. This recycled home looks like any average house.
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World's Greenest Homes: Hong Kong Space Saver : Video : Planet Green

This small apartment of only 330 sq. feet in busy Hong Kong shows us we don't all need as much space as we think we do!

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7 Amazing Handmade Eco-Friendly Homes

7 Amazing Handmade Eco-Friendly Homes | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

Homes from Arizona, New Mexico, California, and  Scotland all handmade with natural materials.  

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A British Inventor Builds His Own Island Home

Richard Sower saved bottles from the fate of the landfill and instead used them to build his own floating island home.

 

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House of Hobbits

House of Hobbits | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

A man in Whales builds his home entirely from natrual materials.  He claims it's easy enough to do that anyone could do this!

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GreenHouse System Earth - Sheltered Housing

"A new way of living protected by nature. A revolutionary building system, registered in the Library of Congress of the U.S.A. as a new technology." 

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The Grass Roofs of Norway

The Grass Roofs of Norway | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

Norway has been "going green" for hundreds of years with their grass roofs.  Find out the benefits of having one of these sod based roofs here.

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Pitt: NOLA eco-friendly homes 'exceeded my expectations' - CNN.com

Pitt: NOLA eco-friendly homes 'exceeded my expectations' - CNN.com | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

Brad Pitt rebuilds homes in New Orleans.  The amazing thing about these houses is that every single one of them produce more energy than they consume and the cost no more than an average house.  According to Pitt we should all be pushing the govenment to take on projects like this so everyone can someday live in an affordable eco friendly home. 

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17 Futuristic Eco-Homes

17 Futuristic Eco-Homes | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

These 17 home designs come from all over the world!  All of them are created either with natural materials or materials that are esily recycleable.  This article puts it as these homes not being a trend, but a neessity to build green homes.

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Eco Friendly California Roll House by Violent Volumes

Eco Friendly California Roll House by Violent Volumes | Eco-Friendly Homes | Scoop.it

California Roll House is constructed from a fiber-reinforced plastic and utilizes  hydraulic power.  This home design is perfect for desert areas.  

 


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Earthbag Homes

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These houses are made of bags and bags filled with natural sands and clays.  Some are even made of rcycled plastic bags that would otherwise take a thousand yesars to break down.

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Zero Carbon House

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This house built on Britain's island, Unst, that will leave zero carbon footprint.  While most of us may not have the knowledge or means to build a home like this, it is an example of what we could be striving for everyone to be able to do.  

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Billy Nangle's comment, April 30, 2012 1:53 PM
Great things to incorporate into any household!